"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

West Thumb/Animal Sightings

Gorgeous colors!  It was nice and warm standing here:)
It worked out that I had Monday and Tuesday off this week.  Monday I spent in the park exploring.  I drove over to West Thumb and walked on the boardwalk around the hot springs and paint pots.  It started snowing while I was there - temps were in the 30s  so no hiking for me.  The colors in some of the pools was really gorgeous.  Amazing to see the pots boiling and bubbling away.  The first elk I saw were in this area.

After I left West Thumb, I drove up to the falls area and got out for a quick look.  Still in the 30s and snowing so I'll definitely be going back to that area on a pretty day!

Big horn sheep.
Tuesday I drove to Cody to pick up some needed items, have my haircut, nails done, etc.  High maintenance!!!   It is really a gorgeous drive and I enjoyed the day.  My first bighorn sheep sighting was on my way back just inside the East Entrance.

The rest of the week I worked but took some drives to “look” for bears, etc.  So many people have been coming in the store reporting bear and wolf sightings.  One day I went with a couple of people I work with and we saw this elk. 

First grizzly I've seen!
 Sunday evening after work I drove out to the lake to make some phone calls.  A man drove by and told me there was a grizzly about a mile up the road.   Of course, I had to go see!  It is really awesome to see these animals in their natural environment.


Donna said...

Wow! What an adventure! I love seeing your pictures and keeping up with your life at Yellowstone!

PeggyK in NC said...

What a wonderful adventure for you and these blog posts are terrific! You must be having the time of your life. So happy for you. Can't wait to see more posts when you're able. Thanks for dusting off this blog - it's so much fun to read & take in all the photos.

Leigh Anne said...

You are seeing a lot of animals...WOW! And the cold weather seems like it is just adding to a beautiful, real deal mountain experience. So glad you were able to find a nail salon ;).